Role in the film
He quit the band when the love of his life Trixie left him and started dating a panda instead (Fred Bedderhead: "What's with the pandas? They get everything."). He then tried to be a marriage counselor, but he broke down in tears over losing Trixie during his sessions with clients. Even though Tennessee agreed to rejoin the band for Beary, his anxiety attacks about seeing Trixie again nearly killed him, until they reunite at last.